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July 28, 2014

What is an A.A.S. Degree?

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Another acronym, right? Yes—but we’re going to break it down so you know what it means to you! It is one of four degree types offered at a community college – and one of the most popular. It stands for an Associate of Applied Science degree. Now let’s break it down. Associate: 2-year degree An […]

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July 7, 2014

Life’s Journey Makes FRCC Graduate Stronger

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Tizita Tadesse’s journey starts in Ethiopia, where she was born. Her family – her parents and two older siblings – moved to a refugee camp in Kenya. Then the family moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., thanks to the sponsorship of the First Presbyterian Church. After Kenya, South Dakota All this in Tizita’s first two years […]

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June 13, 2014

Student Success: From Community College to Mines and MIT

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You might think Front Range Community College is an unlikely starting point to reach Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Just don’t say that to Matthew Mahaffey. This former Front Range student is an undergraduate researcher this summer at MIT. College at The Right Time Matthew grew up in Georgia and had an offer of a basketball […]

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June 2, 2014

What Do Your Online Profiles Say About You?

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Social media plays a huge role in how we function. Many of us use social media for our personal lives, though businesses also maintain a professional presence on many sites. It is for that very reason that it’s a good idea to think about what your current online persona says about you, and to consider […]

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